The 5th Sign of the Zodiac: Leo

Leo Sun Sign dates:   July 22/23 – August 22/23

Leo is a Fixed Fire sign, ruled by the Sun and associated with with one’s self-confidence, personal will, and creative expression. Issues involving royalty and government rulers, gold, the stock market, the entertainment industry, professional sports, and children, demand attention during the Leo cycle.

The house that Leo occupies in the natal chart shows an area of life where one has a need for recognition. It is where one can be prideful, self-centered, and domineering, as well as loyal, generous, playful, and affectionate.

Leo symbol: The Lion


Leo  glyph:


Tarot Symbolism

The sign of Leo is associated with the Strength and The Sun cards in the Tarot.


Attune to the qualities of STRENGTH with a 3-minute tarot meditation on Strength

Strength is associated with the heart center and the solar plexus. Ruled by the Sun, she represents the fusion of heart and mind into a powerful force for action.

Confer with Strength whenever you wish to harness the ego, be an agent for creative action, express your divine essence, or generate courage.

Attune to the qualities of The Sun with a 3-minute tarot meditation on The Sun:


The Sun represents the blossoming of our creative talents.  The children teach us that the Solar Spirit shines through us freely when we engage in playful activities.

Confer with The Sun to access your inner-child, develop your memory, aid the healing process or improve self-confidence.

Leo sits in the South-West on the Medicine Wheel.

The direction South-West points to the path of emotional maturity. The sign Leo correlates to Trust, the second step on the Southern pathway of Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel. The Cancer cycle provided the opportunity to take action in support of your growth, to nurture yourself, and to gain a greater understanding of your responsive nature. The Leo cycle says it’s time to trust yourself and your feelings in order to assure your intentions are manifested.

Leo Correspondences:

Symbol:  The Lion

Key Phrases: “I Will”

Ruler:  Sun

Element:  Fire

Quality:  Fixed

Polarity:  Yang (projective)

Key Word:  Magnetism

Relates to Angel of:  Spiritual Strength

Function/Sense:  Taste

Anatomy:  Heart, Spine

Musical Tone: E

Color of the Spectrum:  Yellow

Gem:  Ruby

Power Stone: Amber

Metal:  Gold

Day: Sunday

Flower:  Sunflower, Marigold

Herbs:  St. John’s Wort, Bay Laurel

Essential Oils: Cedar, Cinnamon, Orange

Colors: Bright shades of primaries, colors of the sun, gold